Active logging damages trail network

 

Active logging is happening in Upper Lantville – The Woodlot.
These photos reveal damage to the Sweet Melissa trail where it intersects Firebucket.

Its a shame to see destruction of an existing trail system that many of us enjoy and this public land could have been a draw for tourism to Lantzville which is something our community desperately needs. Our business community including the owners of the Market , Garage and Slegg Lumber all recognized this and were strong supporters of the SaveLantvilleForest effort to lobby for a recreational area that we could all be proud of. The economic benefits for Lanztville businesses if we had a dedicated recreational area that was on the tourist map far exceed any potential benefit from a few weeks of logging.

Ask our MLA Michelle Stilwell (250 248-2625)about whether she can be more involved and help in protection of public land that falls within the DOL boundaries. Our community spear headed petition has over 3600 signatures calling for protection of the forest. Can we not set a respectable part of the woodlot aside that will be dedicated for recreation?

Shouldn’t we be doing something to help our business community?
The village centre will soon look like a ghost town.
Look at the Cumberland Village core that thrives off of tourism brought into town because of a recognition that outdoor recreation can greatly benefit the community by creating economic opportunities.

Ask your councillors and MLA to find out whats happening….

 

Road building begins again

Road building has started once again in the woodlot. Mr.Gregson plans to  extend the road built in the fall 2015 by several hundred meters into the forest followed by logging. Sad, but looks like the trail system will will inevitably be damaged. Hopefully a few trees will be spared along the trails that are taken out by the road extension.